Horses For Winter Racing

Horses For Winter Racing

17th May 2020

Bruce Stewart

As the south gears up for winter racing it seemed a good idea to ring a few trainers to see what horses they’re preparing.

Nathan Williamson

Winter team:

Delightful Deal (R60), Flight Crew (MR49), Longueval (MR49), Major Watson (R59), Chinese Whisper (R58), Ruby Seddon (R54), Svelt (R40), Betterthanraza (unqualified), T Bone Rawhide (R54), Delight N Gold (MR 40), Unsurpassable (MR50) and Barika (MR48).

Horses to follow:

“They’re all pretty forward but they’ll all benefit from racing. I’m really pleased with Delightful Deal and Longueval. They’re probably the two most forward. Delight N Gold should be forward as well. Neville Cleaver bought him just before lockdown,” said Williamson.

Delightful Deal

Brett Gray

Winter team:

American Eyretime (MR49), Born To Boogie (R75), Cassius Bromac (R54), Hazer (R54), Honor Before Glory (MR42), Nota Bene Denario (R63), Ronnie Pickering (R49), Stratofortress (R53), Afterburner (R55), Brandy and Dry (MR 48), Full Noise (R69), In The Groove (MR49) and Richard the Third (R54).

One to follow:

“Definitely Afterburner. I’ll get a better idea in the next week or so after the trials and perhaps another hitout at Winton,” said Gray.

Afterburner

Kirk Larsen

Winter team:

Duke Of Dundee (R50), Forsure (R55), Hayden Bromac (MR45), Ideal BB (MR 49), Targaryen (R51), Andover The Keys (MR48), King Of The North (R55), Tolkein (R50) and Fast Frankie (MR50).

One to follow:

“Forsure won his last start and has come on quite nice. He’s always shown a bit but just had to learn about the game. He was always going to make it one day but it was a matter of looking after him on the way through. He feels like he’s starting to work it all out now,” said Larsen.

Forsure

Kirstin Barclay and Tank Ellis

Winter team:

Betterthanbrie (R60), Chuckles (R54), Freddiesam (R54), Mach’s Back (R66), Amore Lancome (R62), Bella Sara (R60), Beta Than Love (MR 50), Dark Rage (R54), Lite Percussion (R56), Love On The Rocks (MR47), Major Meister (R55), Major Sass (R55), Zircon Lass (MR50) and Madrik (MR50).

Horses to follow:

“All our horses have come up quickly. Love On The Rock is one to follow. He’s gone some good races and hasn’t been to the beach before but he’s been out there the whole time now. Madrik is one of our better horses. Chuckles is also worth following,” said Ellis.

Love On The Rocks

Phil Williamson

Winter team:

Humble Ladd (R73), Only One Way (R62), Davey Mac (R55), Ultimate Stride (R65) Miss Crazed and Leaf Stride (MR50) and a handful of other maiden trotters.

Horses to follow:

“Leaf Stride. He’s a big gangly horse that needs time but he’s a quality horse. Ultimate Stride is ready to go and will probably come to the first meeting. He’s come up really well. He’s just a quality horse. In saying that it’ll be his first race in ten months so it won’t be easy,” said Williamson.

Ultimate Stride